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Gordons Wildcat Male Skull measures 3.7 inches. Gordons Wildcat Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of EFBC Specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Gordons wildcat skull or Felis lybica lybica, also called Felis silvestris is a wildcat subspecies that inhabits the Arabian Peninsula.
The Arabian wildcat is quite similar to a domestic cat in size and appearance. Gordons wildcat or Felis lybica fur is short and dense, greyish-brown, ash grey or buff, with dark markings on the head and dark banding on the body, limbs and near the tip of the tail. The underparts are whitish, and there are black hairs between the black pads on the soles of the feet.
Gordons wildcat or Felis lybica is endemic to Northern Oman and parts of the United Arab Emirates. Its typical habitat is semi-desert areas with rock and scrub where males maintain a territory which may measure several square km, and females a rather smaller territory.
Gordons wildcat or Felis lybica is nocturnal; it is a solitary animal and has several dens, rock crevices, hollow trees or empty fox burrows, into which it can retreat in different parts of its territory.
Gordons wildcat or Felis lybica feeds on jerboas, jirds and other small rodents, small birds, reptiles and large insects, obtaining most of its fluid needs from its food. It is fierce and agile.
Breeding takes place at most times of year. The male is drawn to the female by the pheromones she produces when she is sexually receptive.
The gestation period is about sixty-five days and the litter size is usually three or four kittens. The young Gordons wildcat or Felis lybica have spotted coats at first and are weaned after two or three months, but stay with their mother for several months more to learn hunting and survival skills.
The range of the Arabian wildcat is small and it is one of the most threatened subspecies of wildcat.
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